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21 years of Richmond Food Not Bombs, every Sunday at 4 in Monroe Park!!









On Wednesday August 27th we are hosting live from Canada the Drunken Wobblies! Folk punk music with labor lyrics! 7pm, all ages, bring a friend and a donation for the canadians!


On Thursday August 28th we are hosting a craft night at 7pm! We will be making jewelry and you are welcome to come and bring any craft you want to work on or supplies to share etc.!

On Sunday August 31st, join us at 12:30 to cook for Food Not Bombs! This is the Wingnut’s last Sunday hosting the meal preparation until November!


On Monday September 1st, take a break from your Labor Day festivities to come to a bizarre book reading at the Wingnut. No, really, its bizarre- The Bizarro Book Tour to be exact! 8pm!


And on Friday September 5th, at 6pm, we will be hosting a potluck dinner for friends and family!!


Come to the February Food Not Bombs meeting!
We are cooking at The Wingnut Anarchist Collective for the month of February, but our organizational meeting will be at Arch house at 2715 Barton Avenue instead – just 7 blocks up the street.

February 23rd at 11am is the meeting.

We will be back at 2005 Barton Avenue by 12:30 for the cooking to begin!

Please come to get in touch with our organizational process and needs, plans for fundraisers, and other ideas!


For the month of February the weekly Richmond Food Not Bombs cooking will be held at the Wingnut  (2005 Barton Avenue RVA 23222 or call or text 804 300 0023)  every Sunday from 12:30 – 3:45. We leave at 3:45 to be Monroe Park to serve at 4.


Come cook, clean, organize, learn, network, drink coffee, hangout, and strategize on how to beet the system.


At Monroe Park at 4 there is:
Free, vegan meal.
Followed by a grocery distribution.
Literature table as well, weather permitting. (If you or your organization has fliers and pamphlets to distribute please be in touch or bring them by!)

Please come!!! New folks totally welcome.
Folks of all levels of cooking skills invited, as well as all ages.

Help also wanted afterwards to help cleanup the Food Not Bombs gear and the space.

The Wingnut has dogs, is a sober space and is not wheelchair accessible. Directions and more information on the space, including consent policy, can be found at


Pricey? Yes.

But supports 2 great local causes in one fell swoop.

Non-sweatshop clothing by local graphic designers wit the baddest ass FNB design I’ve seen in a hot minute.


Please spread the word!

New Normal Apparel has done a really nice job of reaching out to connect with community groups and they are brand new!

The 3rd Food Not Bombs Rotational Hosting meeting will be on Friday September 6th at 10am – The location hasn’t been announced yet, though it seems likely it will be at the VCU Library like the last 2 were. We will post an update when we hear what the location is.

UPDATE: VCU library room 152 will be the location of the meeting.

The facebook event is here:

or search on facebook for Food Not Bombs Rotational Hosting Meeting #3


The purpose of this meeting is to make decisions about the logistics of rotating cooking sites for Richmond Food Not Bombs!

In the third meeting, we will synthesize the ideas put forward in the previous two and begin making decisions regarding the models, spaces, and logistics of rotational hosting.

The results of the Doodle poll made it impossible to include everybody who was interested in attending; in the next meeting those people will be given priority. If you are unable to attend this meeting but have a strong opinion, argument, or idea, please contact any of the event hosts!

Respond to the poll using the above link!

RVA Food Not Bombs is having a meeting regarding the logistics of rotating hosting on a regular basis; this would mean that the cooking and cleanup portions of Sunday Food Not Bombs could be conducted at alternate host sites on a weekly basis.

This meeting will roughly address the following: do we want a rotating system, how will we use the rotating system, criteria needed for potential locations (these will mostly relate to concerns of size and distance), and more.

Food Not Bombs is holding a community cookout at Monroe Park, as an alternative to traditional Independence Day celebrations. Today, we will celebrate the possibility of a world independent of war and militarism. You, and your organization, are invited! This will be an all-ages celebration, and as always, absolutely free.
Sunday June 30th starting at 2pm (gotta get those grills going) and definitely eating by 4p, packing up around 5 or maybe later.
At the corner of Main and Belvidere in Monroe Park
Facebook event here:

In addition to much of the usual meal materials, Food Not Bombs will be providing vegan items to grill, non-alcoholic beverages, water bowls for pups, and some games and activities for kids.

What you can bring:
– Yourself!
– Non-alcoholic beverages
– A cooler of treats to share
– Food to grill
– Your own grill
– Charcoal
– Lawn chairs
– A table with literature for your community or political organization
– Enthusiasm for learning more about local community and political organizations
– Banners
– Fun stuff, like sidewalk chalk, frisbees, hula hoops, face paint, or bean bag games.

Pets welcome! This is an all-ages, sober event. No fireworks will be set off; please don’t bring fireworks.

A documentary recently completed by Baldeep on Richmond Food Not Bombs.
Please watch and share!
We are always looking for more organizers, more political events, more donations, more fundraisers, etc.

Thanks Baldeep!

The Richmond Comedy Coalition’s all-improvised monthly show series, Richmond Famous, features live and totally unscripted comedy, created on the spot, inspired by the true stories of some of RVA’s most interesting people.

The improvisers will be hearing their guests’ stories for the first time onstage and what unfolds afterwards is as much a mystery to them as it is to you, creating a show so funny you’d swear it was scripted (but you know it’s not).

***As a fitting theme for Thanksgiving, the RCC welcomes members of FOOD NOT BOMBS to the Gallery5 Stage in November! ***

Food Not Bombs is a loose-knit group of independent collectives, serving free vegan and vegetarian food to others. Food Not Bombs’ ideology is that myriad corporate and government priorities are skewed to allow hunger to persist in the midst of abundance. To demonstrate this (and to reduce costs), a large amount of the food served by the group is surplus food from grocery stores, bakeries and markets that would otherwise go to waste. This group exhibits a form of franchise activism.

8:30pm (doors @ 8pm)
$7 ($5 w/ valid student ID)
Gallery5 (200 w. Marshall st. )